Meet the Staff


 Shawn Parker

Shawn Parker joined View Church in 2016.

Shawn was born in Charleston, SC in a Pastor’s home. He struggled with his identity for 40 years.  During this time of his struggle, Shawn will tell you, he made a lot of bad choices that led him down the wrong road and kept him full of regrets and disappointments.  Through these bad choices, he became a drug addict and went to prison three times. While in prison, Shawn surrendered to God and gave his life to Him whole heartedly.  Since then, God has allowed Shawn, and Sharon, his wife, to begin a ministry that disciples men who struggle in some of the same areas that he did.  In 2009 Shawn began working with a program called Celebrate Recovery at a large church in Spartanburg. He became the ministry leader for 3 of those years.  In 2010, Shawn and Sharon began Hope Ministries of the Upstate which is a discipleship program that helps homeless men in Spartanburg to get back into society as successful men.  Shawn and Sharon have been married since 2008. They have two sons, Anthony (AJ) and Shawn Junior.

One of the things Shawn loves more than anything else is outreach and helping people who think they are hopeless to know the hope of glory which is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 
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